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End of the Road Near for Open Carry, Campus Carry -- At Least For Now

April 17, 2017 - 1:15pm

It appears Florida won’t be legalizing open carry, airport carry and campus carry -- at least not this year. 

Airbnb Fights Back, Sues City of Miami Over Vacation Rental Ban

April 15, 2017 - 6:00am

Airbnb and its hosts are taking their fight with the City of Miami off the streets and into the courtroom after months of ongoing controversy and contention with the second-largest city in the state of Florida.

Clock Ticking as Florida Legislature Disagrees on How to Implement Medical Marijuana

April 14, 2017 - 11:30am

Two proposals to regulate Florida’s marijuana industry continue to weave their way through the halls of the Florida Capitol but there’s still a long way to go for lawmakers to reach any sort of agreement on how to move forward with medical pot in the Sunshine State.

House Approves 'Schools of Hope' Bill to Save Failing Florida Schools

April 13, 2017 - 3:30pm
Chris Latvala and Mike Bileca

Hope is on the horizon to turn around Florida’s failing schools.  On Thursday, Florida House lawmakers approved a plan to turn around failing public schools and “bring hope” back to Florida students.  

Scott, Feds Strike $1.5 Billion Deal for Low Income Pool Funding

April 12, 2017 - 6:30pm

After years of haggling, the federal government has agreed to give Florida $1.5 billion to cover the state’s Low Income Pool, a massive uptick from the original amount proposed under former President Barack Obama.

Skepticism Abounds as House Debates 'Schools of Hope' Plan to Turn Around Failure Factories

April 12, 2017 - 4:15pm
Shevrin Jones, Chris Latvala and Mike Bileca

Florida lawmakers aren't totally certain a plan to "bring hope" back to children enrolled in failing schools will be successful, strongly objecting to the GOP-led measure debated in the House Wednesday afternoon. 

Spring Training a Home Run for Airbnb's Business in Florida

April 12, 2017 - 12:15pm

Twelve Florida cities can thank baseball and Airbnb for a massive uptick in business this spring, according to the latest data from the popular homesharing site. 

Rick Scott Continues Statewide Tour in Final Push to Save Enterprise Florida, Visit Florida

April 11, 2017 - 6:45pm
Rick Scott

There’s less than a month to go until the Florida Legislature is set to call it quits, bang the gavel and head home after hammering out a state budget and passing a series of bills to become law this summer, but it remains to be seen how one issue in particular -- over Enterprise Florida and Visit Florida -- will pan out this year.

Scott Declares State of Emergency as Wildfires Ravage Central Florida

April 11, 2017 - 10:45am

Florida has declared a state of emergency in Florida as wildfires rage on across the state, devastating wildlife and wreaking havoc on acres of land in Central Florida this week.

NRCC Launches I-4 Billboard Blasting Stephanie Murphy Over Obamacare

April 11, 2017 - 10:15am
Stephanie Murphy

2018 may seem far away, but the National Congressional Committee isn’t wasting any time trying to knock off one of its biggest targets next year.

On Tuesday, the NRCC released a digital billboard in Florida’s 7th Congressional district, which is currently represented by Democrat U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy.

The billboard, which was placed off of I-4 in Winter Park, blasts Murphy for her commitment to Obamacare and the single-payer healthcare system. The billboard also includes Murphy's office phone number. 

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